Kia ora Koutou,

The sun continues to shine this week as we head into Autumn.

Swimming will continue until the end of the term, with a tweak to the programme. The juniors will swim until the end of the week each afternoon – it is very warm still up to 24/25 degrees. Juniors will finish their programme of swimming at the end of this week.

Next week the year 3 & 4 students will begin a water-wise programme with Mrs. Taylor this will be every afternoon, all 4 classes will get at least two if not three sessions. Feel free to wear rash shirts for this to be warmer or even spring wet suits. All students from years 3 & 4 will be expected to participate this week. The following week all years 5 & 6. The pool will then close at the end of term 1.


Friday 2 Minutes Silence and the Paper Doll Project – I have included some lovely photos of last Friday. We all made 10 paper dolls to symbolize diversity and difference. These have been sent to the Bay of Plenty where they hope to create a chain of paper dolls 4 kilometers long!! Out of sadness, we can all reflect and perhaps make changes however small in our own behaviour. It has been an excellent time to revisit our own values of respect for everyone.

Garden to Table Stall – This was a great success and raised funds for Christchurch.

Safety Procedures – All schools are undergoing review in the area of “reverse evacuation” (Lockdown). Constable Bryan will be reviewing and practicing these procedures with us. We will also use the real experience of the schools in Christchurch once they have had time to debrief. School Docs, our home of all our policy and procedures is based in Christchurch and is going to have a review in time. Meanwhile, we will keep to the procedure we currently have in place.

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – This was a huge success. Thank you, Miss Taylor, for motivating us all and a huge thank you to Kylie Allen for once again setting up a Wainui base with a gazebo, BBQ sausages and home baking. Well done everyone for participating, the T-Shirts and medals have been proudly worn around school this week. We had over 50 entries, this is a huge percentage of our school population.


Is Book Week – The library student leaders together with Miss Stevenson have a week based around books planned for us!!

Developing a love of books and reading is our true core business, making books fun adds to helping the development. We have a week of activities planned around the theme of “Enchanted Forest”. Please help your child dress up for this and have even more fun on Friday at the parade, you might be surprised how much they enjoy getting into character, and just having fun. Today all the students were entertained by the student leaders acting the story of Hairy Maclary, then participating in house activities for a block of fun. Geronimo Stilton joined the festivities today with his friends Regan and Keelan!!

Book Fair – Is set up in the hall, please support the school if you can with visiting and perhaps purchasing a book. All profits from the Book Fair go back into us being able to buy books for our own library. It is open tonight later with learning conversations being on. It is open:

Mon-Fri – 8.15 – 9.00am and Tuesday 3.00 – 8.00pm, Wed-Fri – 3.00pm – 4.00pm.

Learning Conversations – We have the second night tonight of the first round of learning conversations. Every child has completed a learning map or a vision board to share about themselves with you and the teacher. The partnership of learning is very important to us at Wainui School.


Tui Team Camp – Carey Park in Henderson!! Whenever I ask children what the highlight of their year is inevitably camp will feature!! At Wainui School in years 5-8 we go to camp every year. We love the opportunity this gives us to be outside, challenge our personal self, increase confidence, risk-taking, build new friendships, build stronger friendships and of course make lasting memories!! There is a wonderful large group of parents going, thank you to each and every one of you for giving up your time to help.

William Pike Challenge – Wainui School is very pleased and excited to present William Pike to launch the challenge at our school. Please feel free to come and hear William speak next Wednesday 3rd April at 6.30pm at our school. He is inspirational!! Parents of all age groups and students are most welcome to come and hear him speak not just the year 7&8’s who will be participating in the challenge. Click here for the flyer. Wainui School Launch Poster 2019

Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Surfing – This is at Orewa beach next Tuesday 2nd April. All Year 7& 8’s participate as part of their EOTC, William Pike Challenge. This will be with SUP Shed and DK surf – fun and challenging!!


Bike-A-Thon – All students have their forms to obtain sponsors, there is a wonderful array of prizes in the school office put together by the FOWS group. The winning spot prize (if you have 6 sponsors or more) can win a brand new bike!! There are a host of other prizes from a scooter, to Twist Scooters. Please help to support the school, all money raised goes towards improving the school grounds and play areas. Bike-a-thon is on Tuesday 9th April, there will also be cupcakes and various other food and drink items for sale.


We wish all interschool swimmers from the Tui team all the very best at interschool swimming sports this Thursday 28th March at Northern Arena. The team is: Christopher Gilpin, Ben Partner, Noah Moss, Bella Browne Hale, Charlotte Robinson, Alex Colborn, George de Leeuw, Alex Tucker, Johnny Blais-Smith, Claudia McBride, Ava Elliott, Ruby Mayes, Staton Ranby, Lily Haswell and Mackenzie Allen.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


Hoodies – We are once again taking orders for school hoodies, these are the ones with the name on the back. The cost for this, including the name, is $41.00. Please come to the office to fill out the order form. Orders must be in by the end of the term.


At the last assembly, the following students received certificates for “Resourceful”.

  • Kauri: Evie Alexander, Lexie Atkinson, Julia Buchajczyk, Serena Wyers.  Writing: Matthew Cator.
  • Kahikatea: April Fletcher, Brodie Headford.  Writing: Teah Schweitzer.
  • Rimu: Emilie Adlam, Yudai Seino.  Writing: Joseph Matthews.
  • Matai: Madison Houghton, Sorelle Jonkers-McAllister.  Writing: Ryder Olliff.
  • Totara: Milla Glasgow, Logan McDermid-Venter.  Writing: Reghan Portig.
  • Nikau: Ayla Lodge, Eva Sparkes.  Writing: Harry Browne Hale.
  • Kowhai: Noah Murtagh, Noah Peters.  Writing: Emilie Kerr.
  • Kohekohe: Amy Lowe, Scott Tucker.  Writing: Alizay Clifford.
  • Pukatea: Maximus Lodge, Alissa O’Connor.  Writing: Ayden Krynauw.
  • Rata: Mitchell Ibbett, Kyron Sams.  Writing: Alexis McGregor.
  • Karaka: Indie Hawkins, Scarlett Thew.  Writing: Georgina Coupe.
  • Puriri Rua: Eve Robinson, Freedym Stirling-Welsh.  Writing: Leo Peters.
  • Puriri: Kobe Olivier, Austin Perry.  Writing: Sophia Holder.

Our amazing Hellyer Cup Winners were Keelan Latham (Kahikatea) and Cian O’Brien (Kauri).


  • Tuesday 26th March – Learning Conversations – 3pm – 8pm.
  • Book Fair – Open Mon-Fri 8.15 – 9am, Tues until 8pm, Wed-Fri 3 – 4pm.
  • Wednesday 27th March – BOT Meeting – 6.30pm.
  • Friday 29th March – Book Parade – 9.05am.
  • Tuesday 2nd April – Paddle Boarding/ SUP – EOTC Yr 7/8s.
  • Wednesday 3rd April – William Pike Talk – 6.30pm.
  • Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th April – Yr5/6 Camp.
  • Friday 5th April – Yr7/8 Kaipara Schools Summer Sports – Rautawhiri Park.
  • Tuesday 9th April – Bike-a-thon Day.
  • Thursday 11th April – Easter House Day.
  • Friday 12th April – Tui Assembly – 9.15am.
  • Friday 12th April – Last Day of Term One.


Family fun at Waitoki Hall Saturday March 30th 6.30pm.

Really good Pizza’s (gluten free) supplied and cooked in a pizza oven by Vernerdi Bakery followed by the popular filmBabe”. Such a good deal!

All welcome to this fun community event, entertainment as it used to be!

Adults $10

Kids $5 (10 to 16 years), under 10 free

Family ticket $20 (2 adults and up to 4 school age kids)

Help raise funds for the upkeep of our community Hall

Bookings phone Lisa 420 5455 or David 420 3301

Come and join our amazing
Students will devise their own play, create characters they feel awesome portraying, learn to direct each other, design the set, bring in costumes, use iMovie to create a commercial for their play on the iPad aaaaaand get to perform to family and friends at the end of the final day!
Dates – Monday 15th – Thursday 18th April
Location – Birkdale Intermediate School
Price – $60 per day
You can sign your child up for a Trial Lesson via our website (we have contact numbers on there too, should you prefer to talk to a human!)

Comedy Night fundraiser for teenagers from Dance Dimensions crew to go to compete in Hawaii for the World Hip Hop games. Hosted by Roger Farrelly. $25 R16.
May 1st  7pm to 10pm. Dairy Flat Hall.  Details contact

Sunday 31st March – SUPER SUNDAY

All six (6) teams will be playing over three (3) games at the one venue, Trusts Arena.  Ticket covers all 3 games.

Doors Open at 1pm

  • 2pm Pulse v Tactix
  • 4pm Mystics v Stars
  • 6pm Magic v Steel

Adult tickets are just $15.00 each for this game – that’s a saving of $10

Team Ticket Pass:  10 tickets for $110 – great value as this averages at only $11 per ticket

We will have a kids fun zone at the back of the court in operation for the duration of the afternoon which will include an inflatable obstacle course, bouncy castle, giant games and other activities to keep the kids occupied throughout the day.

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